Edmund Conti




  Aram Shdeed indeed. A guy I knew.

  Indeed I did.  Back in junior high. I

  think he was a Syrian, something like that.

  No, not Assyrian, we studied them in Ancient

  History. Though he did have a big nose like

  their pictures in the school books. Our school

  was filled wtih Italians and Armenians. So

  Aram and his name and his nose didn't stand out.

  Not with guys like Shahab Shahabian. No sir.

  We didn't care that Aram was an Arab.

  (Truth is, we didn't know.) So we accepted him.

  That is, they accepted him. They never

  accepted me.



  (Originally posted October 1, 2010)


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